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Children’s Book Review: Mama’s Belly By Kate Hosford

MAMA’S BELLY By: Kate Hosford Illustrated by: Abigail Halpin Published: April 17, 2018 Publisher: Harry N Abrams Fiction Perfect for gifting and reading this Mother’s Day weekend, MAMA’S BELLY shares the curiosity, love, and apprehension of a young girl awaiting the birth of her baby sister. As the older sister hugs, talks, and sings to her…
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Tips for Quick Ways to Pamper Yourself from Take Lessons

School is back in session here. I usually try to spend the first day of school treating myself, but this year I ended up subbing the first three days of school. Then the rest of the week was full of appointments and running errands, so I really didn’t have any time to just relax and…
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A Little Monday Inspiration – A Mother’s Legacy

Yesterday was a wonderfully luxurious day at home with my whole family. I didn’t sleep as late as I had hoped, but did lazily lay in bed later than normal. Pat and Reagan made a huge breakfast of eggs, bacon, hash browns, and waffles. The rest of the day including the required laundry, catching one…
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Book Review: Little Things Long Remembered By Susan Newman, PhD

LITTLE THINGS LONG REMEMBERED Making Your Children Feel Special Every Day By: Susan Newman, PhD Published: October 1, 2014 Publisher: Iron Gate Press Non-Fiction As part of the iRead book tour, I’m sharing my thoughts on a great book that every parent should have in their stocking this year. For more stops on the tour…
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Too Many Things

Where have I been? I’ve been subbing. I’ve been busy in our community. I’ve been a mom to three active kids. So….the blog had to take a back seat. I’m behind on book reviews.  I have already missed two deadlines and am close to missing a third. I’m extremely behind on reading. I’ve had a…
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Just Breathe

Last night I shared this photo on my Instagram feed.  I needed a reminder, something I could visualize and remind me  to take a moment and just Breathe. This has been a hectic week and an emotional one as well. Yesterday I was pretty frazzled.  My cousin sent me a text and all it said…
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A Tough but Valuable Lesson

Our daughter learned a lesson this week  that was one she had to learn much too early.  This lesson broke her heart  and brought tears to my eyes as she shared the story.  Our daughter ran for Room Representative this year so she could be part of the Student Council at her elementary. Last year…
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Children’s Book Review: The Icky, Sticky Tea Party By Anne M. Jenks

THE ICKY, STICKY TEA PARTY By: Anne M. Jenks Illustrated By: Gaston Hauviller Published: May 23, 2014 Publisher: Laredo Publishing Anne Jenks is back with another children’s book on a helpful topic.  I previously reviewed BITSY BEAR that dealt with the topic of stranger danger. To see my review of BITSY BEAR, click HERE. In…
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A Little Monday Inspiration

Has your summer flown by as fast as ours has?  I feel like the kids just got out of school yesterday and now they start up again a week from today!  I feel like this summer was all about  rush, rush, rush  and not enough laid back, go with the flow kind of days. There…
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I’m Grateful Today

I’m in a grateful mood today.  How about you? It’s a beautiful day in Eastern Iowa. I was able to sleep in a bit this morning and enjoy laying in bed a little longer than normal. But, mostly, I’m grateful that Bennett is on the mend.  This is not a sight you want to see.…
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How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind: Dealing with Your House's Dirty Little Secrets
Granted
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